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Oct 27, 2011 12:00pm EDT
time from now. more on the weather and how it affects us into the weekend, coming up. >> the battle over miguel de m. squared continues at inner harbor as demonstrators refused to leave the city area. the congressional budget office found the richest 1% of americans saw their incomes rise 275% over the last 30 years. meanwhile, the middle-class grew by 40%. the bottom 20% of earners saw their incomes rise by just 18%. >> a doubling in the nation's wealth going to be topped 1%. >> the men of class is shrinking relative to the rest. >> republican officials insist tax hikes on millionaires will only hurt small businesses, but the report claims the average salary for the top 1% is just shy of $350,000 a year. social security benefits is part of the problem. the super committee is still at odds over cutting the deficit. members met for the first time in months and made it clear this is a race against the clock. kate amara has the story. >> with the deadline less than a month away, government watchdogs say it is time for taxpayers to worry. after secret talks and exchanges of proposals an
NBC
Oct 24, 2011 12:00pm EDT
heard from many of them. >> rescue efforts were hampered by darkness and freezing temperatures. using what equipment they had and digging with bare hands, they dug through chunks of concrete to reach victims including this scared a 10-year- old boy. along with the desperate search for victims, thousands are seeking shelter. they have set up 4000 tents. the last time a major earthquake struck was back in 1999. it killed 20,000 people. they are hopeful even after 24 hours that this -- that they hope they can find more. more pictures from turkey on our website, wbaltv.com. he will serve eight years in prison for threatening to murder this passpiort agent. he was the primary suspect in the arson of a horse barn. he threatened to shoot an officer in the head. shots were fired before 1:00 a.m. in the head. the victim was found suffering multiple gunshot wounds and was taken to shock trauma where he later died. officials at bwi marshall airport are investigating a pre accident that happened on the tarmac. in a fuel truck collided with a southwest airlines jet just after it made its landing f
NBC
Oct 4, 2011 12:00pm EDT
do with the technology are around us. forbes called baltimore the eighth most wired city. you probably use them at the gym, worked out with a that calculates how many calories you are burning. how accurate are they? -- workout equipment that calculates how many calories you are burning. >> right now, i did about an hour and 10 minutes including cool down and i burned about 600 calories. >> how accurate do you think that the calorie counts are on these machines? >> i don't think they are accurate. >> at this laboratory for sports medicine and motion analysis, strength and conditioning director explains that when it comes to calorie burning accounts, some exercise machines are less accurate than others. >> with the elliptical traders, this has a tendency to over predict your caloric expenditure. one of the ways it could be more accurate is to actually use the arms in conjunction with the legs. >> there are two simple rules that you can follow to maximize your workout and make the count more reliable. avoid a quick start button. use the manual setting and always injure your weigh
NBC
Oct 11, 2011 12:00pm EDT
, attempted murder, and attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction after the fbi says was an attempt to detonate explosives hidden in his underwear in 2009. the self-proclaimed al-qaida operative will defend themselves but left -- let a standby lawyer make his defense. they will say he never tried to kill anyone and explosives were not powerful enough to take down the plane, and instead try to draw attention to his extremist believes. prosecutors will counter with physical evidence. they will surely call on what they described as a plane full of witnesses, and explosive experts to testify about the potential. there will also use his own words from a 50-minute interview when he told federal agents details of the plot and his intentions, which they say were to kill the 292 people on board that christmas day flight. >> a test vote is scheduled in the senate today for president obama's latest jobs plan. the american jobs act would cut payroll taxes for workers and employers, but republicans say it is nothing but recycled policies that have not worked. if the bill takes it -- makes it throug
NBC
Oct 31, 2011 12:00pm EDT
>> live, local, late breaking. this is wbal-tv 11 news and new. >> an update to breaking news use of first on 11 news this morning. a two-alarm fire at the mt. washington tavern. we're live in northwest baltimore with the latest on the investigation. >> at this moment, baltimore city firefighters are still dousing the mt. washington tavern with water to get any hot spots. those on the scene say it is a total loss. the call came in for this fire at about 4:30 a.m., and after 5:00 a.m., it became a two-alarm blaze. around 9:30 a.m., the fire was brought under control, but not without gutting the entire inside of his baltimore landmark. >> this was the mt. washington tavern. sadly, we understand this building has been a staple in the community for many years. there was heavy fire and smoke conditions. due to the unsafe conditions, it was necessary for us to proceed with these operations. we have not been inside to battle in the fire because of the potential for the wooden structures and the frame that holds this building to another to be unsafe and collapse. >> fire investigators say
NBC
Oct 14, 2011 12:00pm EDT
robbery attempt. that leaves many use the garage on edge. >> i use this garage pretty much a daily. now i am definitely going to be walking around, looking around, every corner, everything. just because i do not know what is going to happen. >> i am very disturbed. my daughter is out there now with my wife. you know, it is something terrible. >> police still have no description of the suspects and are looking for potential leads. baltimore county police are investigating issue behind -- a shooting in the baltimore highlands area. one person was shot just before 8:00 p.m. last night. the victim was transported to shock trauma. no word on that person's identity or condition. ♪ >> earlier we were tracking some thunderstorms that were pretty hefty in nature through hertford county and cecil. there were reports of small help and gusty winds. heavy rain is still affecting the eastern side of a cecil county, moving toward the delaware. there is plenty showing up on the radar. heavy downpours moving back to baltimore city. this will continue for the next couple of hours. rain up until at least
NBC
Oct 17, 2011 12:00pm EDT
and sit down and negotiate with us to seek areas of common ground. >> the white house insists he is focusing on the economy. he intends to fight for his jobs plan piece by piece. >> we need jobs now. >> today, watch for the president to highlight portions of his plan to rebuild the nation's infrastructure. in washington, kate amara, wbal- tv 11 news. >> winter is on the way. coming up, in an effort keep kids safe in the snow. sesame street be game -- became adult programming this weekend. more on the death >> today, he is asking for the release of his client. the man argued that aruban authorities do not have enough evidence to hold him any longer. he was detained when his traveling companion, robin gardner, went missing. searches for her body have turned up nothing. ravens pulled off another victory on sunday. they struggled with their running game that made some halftime adjustments allowing them to score. the victory over the houston texans leaves them atop the afc north. that brings us to our ravens text question. are you concerned about offense in the red zone? yext yes -- text
NBC
Oct 20, 2011 12:00pm EDT
case in the alleged sexual seduction of two baltimore county teenagers. police say brandon -- used a facebook profile to chat with one of the victims and used an e-mail accounts. according to baltimore pomade -- county police, he told his victims that he was 17 in one case and 19 in the other when he was actually 22. the parents believe the child was engaged with secular activity with an adult after they found -- she found suspicious messages and phone calls and that is when she called police. investigators encourage every parent to talk to other kids about the dangers of talking to strangers on line. >> we want parents to be aware of who their friends are and educate their children about what to do if somebody who is not familiar pops up on facebook and asks to friend and then. >> the man is on jail -- in jail facing various offenses. >> while the rise is slowing down -- why authorities are no longer concerned about the one wild animals still unaccounted for in ohio. plus -- >> we have yet -- they have yet to propose a single idea on their own. a single idea of their own. >> harsh w
NBC
Oct 7, 2011 12:00pm EDT
who are supposed to be creating jobs for us because of their tax cuts are holding onto money that they're collecting for the tax cuts and no jobs are trickling down. >> the labor department reports today unemployment remains flat at 9.1% with 103,000 jobs created in september. plus 57,000 more the month before. both fall short of what's needed to keep this recovery going. on capitol hill, law makers are grappling with how to pay for the president's $447 billion jobs bill and seeing some of that same raw remotion. >> you were going to win on this bill. you didn't need to jam it. >> republicans are trying to force a vote on the plan to prove all democrats aren't behind it. democrats want to wait until their revised version comes out next week which may include a 5% tax on millionaires. president obama says he's ok with that. >> i'm fine with what they're taking. >> prosing a tax hike 13 months before an election won't create one single job. not one. >> republicans are accusing the president of spending more time campaigning than governing. in washington, tracy potts, nbc news. >> th
NBC
Oct 25, 2011 12:00pm EDT
of the game. the effort was too little too late. the ravens lost 12-1/7. that brings us to our ravens question of the day. what surprised you most about last night's's game? grab your cell phone and send a text to this number. standard text messaging rates apply. we will reveal the results tonight on 11 news at 5:00 and 6:00. the president is taking his housing initiative on the road, and this week's troubles have him rubbing elbows with hollywood royalty -- this week's travels have him rubbing elbows with hollywood royalty. kate amara has the story. >> the president is in california to raise money and tape an appearance on "the tonight show." >> we cannot wait for congress. >> president obama using his return to test out a new slogan. >> we can't wait for an increasingly dysfunctional congress to do its job. where they will act, i will. >> -- where they won't act, i will. >> his next big repeal, another executive action aimed at student loans. >> we will be announcing executive actions on a regular basis. >> in order to jump-start the economy, the president says he's taking ma
NBC
Oct 12, 2011 12:00pm EDT
you find her? >> so happy to c.s. -- so happy to see us, i thought we were being invited to dinner or something. >> calling police from the middle of their halloween adding. >> it is a big weekend in baltimore. we can show you what to expect weather wise. it is 63 degrees at the airport. stay tuned. >> you may want to break out your dancing shoes. ellen degeneres is going to the delmarva and her producers. she is expected to do something mater of one ofmahle her producers. she is expected to do something special. she chose baltimore because it is one of her bigger markets. a good halloween scare when they became lost in a giant corn maze. the couple had to call an emergency crew, complete with k- 9 units, to find them. >> i just called. we are stuck at corn farms. i am really scared. we have a three-week-old baby with as . >> a couple with two small children called 911 after getting lost in a cahners form a corn field meaze. >> they went up there. they were actually going to the people. >> i do not hear anything yet. >> ok. go ahead and scream out. say hello, k9. >> hello, k9! >> a
NBC
Oct 3, 2011 12:00pm EDT
hicks and other workers have been using tar and gasoline to paint tires at the shop. apparently, he got into an argument over a paintbrush being used by another worker. that paintbrush eventually caught fire, along with the tar and gasoline mixture they had been painting with two witnesses claim jason hicks pulled out a lighter, collected on, and everything caught fire. sources say he tried taking the burning mixture out of the building and dropped it. police have since arrested and charged him in connection with the fire. 11 news led to his last known address to the statement from relatives, but no one answered the door. we also stop the house of the owner of the tire shop, but apparently no one was home. one person was injured in the fire, and it took fire crews several hours to contain the flames. the building was destroyed in the process. wbal-tv 11 news. >> hicks is now facing assault charges, in addition of first and second-degree arson. we now know jason hicks is expected to receive a bail review this afternoon at the city district courthouse. we will bring you more details t
NBC
Oct 28, 2011 12:00pm EDT
. we are under the influence of high pressure. it is a great fall afternoon in store for us. temperatures in the upper 40's to low 50s. call this area way out west in oakland. frostburg, 38 degrees. tonight, mostly cloudy. a chance for of light rain. 36 to 44 degrees. our greg weather -- you can see the evidence of high pressure. there is a service load off ocean city. couple of those systems which we will show you in a minute that are down south in alabama, at the atlanta area. these are going to ride this cold front over the next 12 to 24 hours. they will push this i hope the way. one of these will coupled with the circus flow in the ocean city area. that will give us a nor'easter a fact, but a quick one at that. most of the precipitation will be saturday, late afternoon, and the saturday evening, all out of here by sunday. as these lows combined, but it will have this effect. when we have the southern portion, it will bring us rain on saturday morning, and the winds switch to the nor'easter direction. once they do that, cooler air from up north. with those cold temperatur
NBC
Oct 13, 2011 12:00pm EDT
-- >> they have given us of their lives back as a normal married copy -- couple. >> restoring independence for the men and women who protect our spirit and maryland based project helping wounded warriors. >> a big storm covering the eastern half of the country. we still have some rain. we will check out a forecast to see where it ends in a second. the kind of the sky cam view, from ocean city, the grand hotel and spa in ocean city. if you look in the horizon there are some breaks in the clouds. and all the drizzle has ended for the time being. here in town at bwi marshall the >> in this afternoon's medical alert, and injured soldier and his wife are finding it easier to live in our own home thanks to the work of some maryland home builders. the organization provides wounded warriors with custom homes free of charge. >> welcoming a visitor to their new home is a dream come true -- for christine and jude. a former army sergeant doubly ntt is the recipient of a mortgage-free home. >> i am thankful every day because you are just -- you don't have to be in your legs all day. you ha
NBC
Oct 26, 2011 12:00pm EDT
. the cold front starting to pass by us. that is when we have the best chance for rain. then i will continue to put this in motion all the way to saturday. here is what is happening. storm system likely to attract up the east coast. cold air behind it. that gives us potential for snow and western maryland. there is a possibility it could be cold enough for snowflakes here in baltimore. that is something we will keep an eye on as we go through the next couple of days. as for now, we're talking about rain and cooling for tomorrow. >> in this afternoon's consumer alert, college tuition is on the rise. a recent report shows the use of rose by 8% this year. it also shows more student aid was available this year. with those tuition rates going up, insurance companies are offering life insurance policies as a way to help parents pay. the policies combine life- insurance with the cash value that policyholders can borrow from. critics are warning the policy premiums are pricey, 75% higher than term life policies. they also say taking money out of life insurance policies. companies pay smalle
NBC
Oct 5, 2011 12:00pm EDT
. this past august as hairston began his 12th year he told us student performance has increased consistently. >> no one is perfect. there is no perfect school system in america. but if there is a school system that is committed to do all it can do for its children you will see it in baltimore county. >> the district has continually scored high marks and one awards for student achievement and spent millions for the construction of new schools. but on the flip side, hairston took a lot of heat for teachers over the controversial initiative for teachers to start -- chart progress. teachers complain to the paper work was enormous and an unfair way to measure performance. multiple sources tell 11 news hairston will not stay on it after his current contract expires. >hairston denied any decisions have been made about his contract or his future with the district and told 11 news education reported tim tooten that he would likely not discuss his plans for several months. >> right now it is business for usual for joe hairston, and at the appropriate time we will certainly make comments.
NBC
Oct 19, 2011 12:00pm EDT
tell us that the attacker said he had a gun and then he raped her. the assault left the high school student battered. according to those who know her, once the rapist climbed out of the house, the grohl stack of old wood scraps to escape and get help. >> -- the girl stepped up old wood scraps to escape and get help. >> of the rapist is described as a black man, 50 years old. those rallying around the victim are worried that he could strike again and are more concerned about how the 13-year-old will recover. >> we will see that she get help. >> this latest assault comes on the heels of a baltimore city police announcement that the department is investigating more rape cases this year. 200 the six rapes were reported in the first eight months of 2011. -- 236 rapes were reported in the first eight months of 2011. the city has launched a new campaign called "rape is not your fault." call police and take advantage of free counseling. and now we have an update to a story that was breaking news yesterday. medical examiners are now determining the identity of the body of a young boy found n
NBC
Oct 18, 2011 12:00pm EDT
the tropics for development. no longer likely but this system still going to affect us. first here's a look from our grand hotel cam at ocean city. the sunshine south. looks beautiful. 69, >> oh, boy it's not halloween just yet but some zombies in massachusetts this week. at symphony hall needed to stage a zombie flash mob to the jackson classic "thriller." those are some moves. the sudden appearance of dancing zombies caused quite a stir for folks making an everyday shopping trip. time now for carrie angle. she joins us with some answers to your gardening questions. we see this a lot during the fall, don't we? >> yeah. they are just really a plant that always works. i just love the colors. they're an easy plant to take care of. this poor thing is dry because i didn't wet. this is crotan. >> i have two small azalea plants by my walkway and they have a white substance on their leaves. what can it be? how can i address the problem? >> the biggest problem is a little insect called a lace bug. it looks like black spots. the white could be a soft buildup on it or a milly bug . see if you
NBC
Oct 6, 2011 12:00pm EDT
pakistan government. and so on a whole range of issues, they have been an effective partner with us. what is also true is that our goal of being able to transition out of afghanistan and leave a stable government behind, one that is independent, one that is respectful of human rights, one moreis democratic, that ambivalent about our role there. i think they have hedged their bets in terms of what afghanistan would look like and part of hedging their bets is having interactions with some of the unsavory characters who they think might end up regaining power in afghanistan after coalition forces have left. what we have tried to persuade pakistan of is that it is in their edges to have a stable afghanistan, that they should not be feeling threatened by a stable, independent afghanistan. we have tried to get conversations between afghans and pakistan's going more effectively than they have been in the past. we still got more work to do. there is no doubt that there is some connection the pakistani military services have with certain individuals that we find troubling. i have said that p
NBC
Oct 21, 2011 12:00pm EDT
, who he met in a chat room. using cell phone records and multiple contradictory police interviews, prosecutors managed to overcome the fact that they never found battle's body. >> we ask him time after time to explain because it looked like they met. each time he lied. we tracked him. >> it was not one piece of evidence. it was putting together a puzzle and every piece of that puzzle pointed to one result. >> defense attorneys say they plan to appeal the verdict. a man is in custody this afternoon, charged in the murder of a baltimore team, ryan jackson. jackson's girlfriend reported him missing last week. she told police he may have been at the home of larry portman. they are arrested portman after they found a hatchet and empty bleach bottles inside his home. it is still not known what led to jackson's death. >> stupid bs. this is crazy. what is the world coming to these days? >> quartet was arrested in alabama. jack's -- horton was arrested in alabama. jackson will be laid to rest today. >> as we head into the weekend, the wind is going to calm down. let's take a look at curren
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